All Pounamu is sacred and highly valued by Ngāti Waewae. Carving this sacred stone has been a cornerstone of our culture for hundreds of years and we are honoured that you have chosen to adorn yourself with this most scared gift.
Marama is the name of the moon. It is a symbolic meaning of the cycle of life. The terms Hine-tē-ao (female light) Hine-tē-pō (female dark) Hina-keha (pale moon) and Hina-uri (dark moon) refers to the waxing and waning moon. Its cycle was likened to the opening and closing of a portal through which departed spirits returned to the origin of life.
Length = 35mm
Width = 35mm
Stone type: Kawakawa
Waewae Pounamu is proud to be part of the Ngāi Tahu Pounamu authentication system.
All authentic Waewae Pounamu pieces carry a unique traceability barcode that, when entered online, identifies the origin and history of the carving. This system guarantees that the stone has been obtained by legitimate means, and has been treated using appropriate cultural values.
Visit Ngai Tahu Pounamu to trace your piece.